Coach profile Sally Lynch

by Emma Brown 21 Apr 2021

Find out more about our Can Too Run Coach, Sally Lynch:

My Coaching qualifications:

Personal Trainer Certs IIV and IV, ANSW level 2 coach, Pose Method running coach level 2,

My Day job:

Part Time running coach, Part Time working for a minimal shoe brand called XERO Shoes.

Where I live:

Paddington

Where I grew up:

West Wyalong till 7, Wagga Wagga till 17, Sydney ever since.

Age:

51 

Why running?

Running really is something I have always done and always enjoyed. I can’t imagine ‘not’ running.

I started little Athletics at 5 years old and never really stopped. Growing up in the country that many years ago there wasn’t much else to do.

I don’t compete much anymore. I run purely for enjoyment and that feeling of been fit.

Why Can Too?

I love how Can Too not only raises money and awareness for cancer research through our participants but also decrease the risk of our runners getting lifestyle related cancers through exercise/running.

Favourite Can Too moment?

Definitely the Berlin Marathon. Running with the team I helped coach from the East and North pods and crossing the finish line with a participant that has completed 4 programs under my coaching.

What’s the most rewarding part of coaching?

Seeing people achieve what they never thought possible.

Motivational quote:

“If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.” 

I’m listening to:

My music taste is varied. At the moment I’m listening to anything from Fleetwood Mac to top 40.

Favourite book:

I don’t actually have a favourite. I do prefer biography/bibliography’s over fiction though. The last book I listened to was Can Too ambassador, Heather Hawkins, book Adventurous Spirit and I really enjoyed it.   

Favourite film:

My favourite movie of all time is Back To The Future 1. I also love 2 and 3 but 1 is by far the best movie I’ve ever seen (at least 20 times)

What I eat pre-race: For shorter races (under 21 km) I have a double espresso and 500 ml of water with hydralite.

For longers runs I have a CLIF Bar and ½ a banana. As well as the double espresso.

Go to meal post-race:

Poached eggs on toast. And another coffee.

My perfect weekend:

Starting with a run Saturday morning followed by coffee with friends and a walk with my 3 year old toy poodle Ted. My perfect Sunday is much the same.

A Talent I wish I had:

I wish I could sing better. Apparently I’m really bad at it! 

An interesting fact about me:

I'm a mad collector. Amongst the many things I collect are antique toys, dolls and teddy bears. 

Can Too's Blackmores Half Marathon and 10km run programs are now open. Find out more and register here: www.cantoo.org.au/blackmores  

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The Can Too Foundation is an independent health promotion charity committed to funding cancer research and prevention.   

We offer professionally coached training programs across NSW and Queensland using qualified and experienced Coaches plus caring Mentors and Team Captains. In return, the participants raise money for cancer research and prevention.  

Can Too trains all levels, from beginners to more experienced athletes, in structured training programs tailored to physical challenges such as running races, ocean swims, our own program grand finale goal events, trail running and walking, destination events and adventure challenges. You can even choose your own goal as a Can Too Beyond program

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